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Online Mandolin Instruction with Jesse Cobb

By Mandolin Cafe
October 13, 2011 - 9:30 am

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Jesse Cobb

Jesse Cobb

Jesse Cobb, formerly of the Infamous Stringdusters has announced he is accepting students for online mandolin lessons.

"I've spent my whole life working with this instrument and can tell you that you that we all get stuck from time to time. We've all had periods where we think we've gone as far as we can go, are frustrated, or just can't seem to get to the next level.

"The thing that has always pushed me beyond the frustration has been inspiration! Little steps like having a quick talk with one of my heroes, watching them play, or just encouragement or a different way of holding my pick have opened new doors.

"If you feel like you could use some help with technique, want to know those full chords, or just need the push to practice, I hope I can help.

"The basis of my mandolin style is fiddle and old-time tunes. My philosophy on teaching is to give a student the tools to understand music. The mandolin can seem so mysterious. We can overcome that! The technical aspect, and the desire to learn and figure things out need to go hand in hand for growth.

"In the past six years I've taught camps and workshops all over the country. Now that I won't be touring as much, I'd like to offer online lessons to anyone concerning repitoire, technique, practice habits, as well as anything you've been struggling with."

Students wishing to take lessons should have access to reliable and modern up-to-date internet equipment including a web cam, Skype software and a microphone and high-speed connection.

For rates, availability and general questions, interested students should contact Jesse privately using one of the methods listed below.

Contacting Jesse Cobb:
via Facebook
E-mail: mandocobb(at)
Phone: (615) 516-1075


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